I am officially halfway through this pregnancy. TWENTY WEEKS. And I’m officially LARGE-BELLIED.
I know everyone says this when they are pregnant, but holy cow, you guys! How am I half-done already? The weeks are flying past so quickly… in a few weeks, we go to the beach, then after that is July, then August, then SEPTEMBER. THE MONTH OF MY DUE DATE.
I’m definitely feeling very pregnant. I’ve noticed I get winded now doing normal things like changing my clothes and walking up the steps, so that makes me feel quite old and out of shape. And the heartburn is fun- but it’s actually part of the reason my weight gain has been so low this time (only 8 pounds so far. I KNOW.) If I eat just a little bit too much at once, I pay for it with THE BURRRRRNN. So I’ve been trying to eat smaller portions and snacks, and most afternoons I feel so full that I don’t even WANT to have a snack. (Kind of a bummer, honestly, because part of the fun of pregnancy is EATING ALL THE FOOD.) My tailbone pain that bothered me for most of April has eased a bit- it still comes back if I’m on my feet too much or do something I probably shouldn’t do, but mostly it’s gone so I’m happy about that. Sore tailbones? No fun.
The fun part has started though- LOTS of kicks and bumps from the little girl in my belly, and Dan was actually able to feel her moving the other night. Makes all that heartburn worth it for sure.
The most interesting development has been finding out that I have a ‘low-lying placenta’. The doctor doesn’t seem to be overly-concerned, partly because I haven’t had any bleeding or anything (thank goodness!) and also because it’s fairly common at this stage of pregnancy. As the baby and my uterus grows, the placenta will move up and all should be well. But, to be safe, they will do another sonogram around 25 weeks to check on things. Until then, no heavy lifting, taking it easy, etc. Which I’ve been doing anyway :)
The next step in Baby Land is getting the room ready. I’m 99% sure I’ve decided on the bedding. Maggie helped me settle on purple!
(I think we’ll do light tan or pale yellow or something on the walls- similar to the rug in that picture- rather than drown the poor kid in PURPLE EVERYWHERE.)
Part of the baby room process was also getting Maggie a new bed for her room. Instead of buying another crib for the baby, we decided to just convert Maggie’s bed back into the crib and get her some Big Girl stuff (and she is VERY excited about sharing her crib with the baby, thankfully!) Her dressers are VERY old (one of them was Dan’s, and I think possibly even his dad’s at one point?) and they are really hard for her to open and get out her clothes, which is something she likes to do now that she can dress herself. So we headed out on Saturday and ordered this bed (twin sized), a nightstand, and the low dresser.
So! We’ve been busy! And we will be even busier in the next few months. I just hope my tired pregnant self can keep up!